Opera Honors Longtime Supporter

Omaha World-Herald: Go

A chilly mist persisted outside, but a rainbow was found inside the Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. factory on the night of the Opera Omaha gala.

About 400 guests attended the March 12 event, which raised about $250,000. The night honored the late Fred Simon, a longtime Opera Omaha supporter who died last year. He served on the organization’s board in the late 1970s and supported the opera with donations and attendance for more than 40 years.